Taxidea taxus Schreber 1778 (American badger)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Mustelidae

Alternative combination: Ursus taxus

Synonyms: Taxidea americana Gray 1865, Taxidea robusta Hay 1921, Taxidea sulcata Cope 1877

Belongs to Taxidea according to J. Marmi et al. 2004

See also Cope 1877, Hall 1936, Hall 1981, Hay 1921, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Mead and Mead 1989 and Schultz and Howard 1935

Sister taxon: Taxidea mexicana

Subtaxa: Taxidea taxus marylandica

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Ecology: semifossorial carnivore-omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Mexico (2), United States (30: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming)

• Blancan of United States (7: Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas)

Total: 40 collections including 43 occurrences

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